How to Keep SPS Coral Part 2: Aquascaping & Planning Ahead

When I started out in this hobby many years ago I have to admit I was clueless when it came to properly aquascaping a […]

How to Keep SPS Coral Part 1: Testing, Lighting, and Flow

SPS or small polyp stony corals are typically found in the shallow parts of our world’s coral reefs in areas with intense light and turbulent water. These corals […]

SPS Deep Dive: Acropora millepora

There are so many eye catching SPS corals in this hobby but beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the […]

SPS Deep Dive – Tubbs Stellata Monti

When I look for SPS corals to add to my reef tank I typically consider a few things. One, how hardy is it and can it easily adapt to different conditions in a […]

SPS Deep Dive: Tyree Icefire Echinata

The Tyree Icefire Echinata is a definite looker with its bright blue tips and creamy white branches. I typically fall for […]

SPS Deep Dive: Oregon Blue Tort

The Oregon Blue Tort is perhaps my favorite SPS coral. The blue color of a “true” Oregon Blue Tort is so vivid it makes you wonder whether it was […]

SPS Deep Dive – AquaSD Rainbow Millie

Back in 2008 AquaSD in San Diego was unpacking a shipment of corals and came across a stunning Acropora […]

SPS Deep Dive – Cali Tort

There are many choices out there when it comes to selecting eye catching SPS corals for a reef tank. I tend to gravitate to solid colored pieces that contrast […]

Top 5 Beginner SPS Corals

SPS or Small Polyp Stony corals can be demanding to keep and it is wise for new reef keepers to start off with soft and/or Large Polyp Stony (LPS) corals. The move up to SPS can be made once sustained success is achieved with softies and LPS.

 

However, those who graduate to SPS should not jump in […]

SPS Deep Dive – $500 Efflo

$500 for a frag? Well, today there are a number of frags out there fetching this price but years ago this sort of price point was not as common. An exception was the $500 Efflo.

 

According to reeffarmers, the original owner of this Acropora efflorescens did not want to part with the coral since it had […]